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A Lesson in Deceit Audiobook

A Lesson in Deceit: A Julia Blake Short Cozy Mystery, Book 1

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Julia Blake runs her own cleaning company. She has the unfortunate habit of finding murdered people.

In this story Julia travels to Edinburgh University to visit her son, Sam. It's not long before she stumbles upon a dead body. Julia is happy to leave the murder investigation to the police - until her son becomes one of their suspects. Julia has no option but to get herself involved, despite the danger she puts herself in.

©2016 Gillian Rogerson (P)2016 Gillian Rogerson

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    Laura Collins SC, United States 02-13-17
    Laura Collins SC, United States 02-13-17
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    This is a great book, this is the first book in the Julia Blake series written by Gillian Larkin and narrated by Fiona Thraille. Julia Blake runs her own cleaning company. She has the unfortunate habit of finding murdered people.
    In this story Julia travels to Edinburgh University to visit her son, Sam. It's not long before she stumbles upon a dead body. Julia is happy to leave the murder investigation to the police - until her son becomes one of their suspects. Julia has no option but to get herself involved, despite the danger she puts herself in.

    The narrator Fiona Thraille did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

    If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Pittser Oklahoma 01-13-17
    Stephanie Pittser Oklahoma 01-13-17

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    "Sweet murder mystery"

    I loved this. Fiona Thraille did an amazing job and her accent was really awesome. I adored this story for its sweetness. It was perfectly fast paced and a bit thrilling. I've got nothing but good things to say about this book.

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    Deb 01-07-17
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    "this was a great short story."

    had a drive that was a couple hours long and it was great entertainment for that time frame. I hope that there will be future books from this author. I'm also going to see what other books may be out there already.

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    Lisa Harris USA 12-22-16
    Lisa Harris USA 12-22-16

    I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.

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    "A good book but a little lacking"
    What does Fiona Thraille bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Narrator Fiona did a great job and had such a relaxing tone I was able to tune out all the white noise around me and just focus on the story she was telling.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, due to it's length


    Any additional comments?

    Some parts of the book were really disbelievable. The characters could've been a little more developed. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kelly watley 12-21-16 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    I had never read any books in this series. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading others. The setting is well written and inviting. I found this to be a book you kept wanting to read to find out who did it and why. I highly recommend this book.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cyndi 12-16-16
    cyndi 12-16-16

    I've rarely met an audio book I didnt like. I love rom-com, cozy murder mystery, and self-help.

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    I really enjoyed listening to this Fiona Thraille. This was the first I've listened to from both the author and narrator but it definitely won't be the last. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Suzan 12-15-16
    Suzan 12-15-16

    I love audio books! I love to read and this opens up even more time to enjoy a good story.

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    "Short but so sweet"

    Loved this quick mystery. Fiona Thraille did a wonderful job of narrating this short mystery. Will be looking for more by Gillian Larkin. I will also be looking into more books narrated by Fiona.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    April H. Kansas 12-15-16
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    "A Lesson in Deceit"


    A Lesson in Deceit: A Julia Blake Short Cozy Mystery, Book 1
    : Gillian Larkin


    A quick listen, cozy mystery. Mom visits son at university, strange occurrences, and crime to solve. This kept me guessing as story unfolded.


    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Fiona Thraille voiced this book excellently!



    "I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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